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Post by The Messiah Thu May 24, 2012 8:32 am

urbaNRoots wrote:And Matias Suarez is highly linked with Bayern München aswell. Atm we're after Giroud AFAIK. 8mln + Chamakh = Giroud. Seems like a good deal for us.

Are going to slay Giroud like you slew Chamakh..?

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Post by urbaNRoots Thu May 24, 2012 8:58 am

No we're going to slay him like you are doing with Robben.
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Post by Lex Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:20 pm

7 goals and 8 assists so far hmm
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Post by urbaNRoots Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:24 pm

He's doing extremely well if we consider how rarely we play like we used to.
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Post by Arquitecto Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:31 pm

I just figured out most people disliked him because:

1. They simply want Arsenal to fail and prove that Van Persie was carrying the the team, which obviously wasn't the case.

2. Not envy, but since its trendy to spew hate on Arsenal, their philosophy and rare signings, they wanted Olivier to fail out of pure spite for the club.

3. The fact he is the new Luca Toni in looks and the women are crazy about him.

Probably 3. Or all of the above.

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"I not only score with 10s, but have 7 goals and 8 assists as well"
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Post by Lex Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:34 pm

Pretty soon, it'll go from "oh Giroud is shit, he can't score" to "Giroud is carrying Arsenal" Laughing
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Post by EL Patron Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:35 pm

Come on Come on Girouuuuuuuuuuuuuuud
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Post by Arquitecto Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:37 pm

Lex wrote:Pretty soon, it'll go from "oh Giroud is shit, he can't score" to "Giroud is carrying Arsenal" Laughing

No but in all seriousness the only benefit of RvP leaving Arsenal is that Wenger has created a side far more balanced and dynamic rather than having the a focal point to bail them out when in need. Similar to Ibra when absent for Milan (injury suspension).

It pays off on the long run for the players and results.
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Post by Lex Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:46 pm

It happened when Henry left and the team had to pick up the slack and work together for goals rather than passing it to Henry to score from anywhere in the opposition half

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Post by Firenze Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:49 pm

Superb assist for the Podolski goal. Looks confident right now and it's showing.
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Post by Rev Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:59 pm

Really upped his game in recent weeks.

Never thought he would adapt so quickly, and the best thing is that we're actually crossing and getting bodies in the box.
Don't know if it's because of Wenger's instructions or players believing in Giroud's knockdowns but it really adds another dimension to our game.

Hoofsenal :bow:

Yet another Wenger buy that proves me wrong. :bow:
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Post by Arsenalfaithfull Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:21 am

We are still one small forward who can play as a winger and a DM like Capoue short from being a fully balanced team that will improve as time progresses. Hopefully Arsene sees this and signs these 2 players.

From the looks of things we have players who can score goals from all position on the pitch. But in the process our passing game have gone down the drain. You dont see those slick passes from us anymore.

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Post by Red Alert Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:12 am

Good to see he's finally found some form.
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Post by Lex Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:08 am

His finishes in the last few games have been sublime and with an air of élégance gracieuse, so where's the hubbub?

Has 13 goals and 9 assists to his name, thus far, and seems to have settled down nicely. Quite under-rated, really, in a world of plinthed scrubs like Dzeko, Balotelli and Welbeck
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Post by CBarca Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:09 am

Didn't he miss a one on one against Man City like, just one week ago?
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Post by DeletedUser#1 Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:11 am

Lex, I think people will start rating him when he starts performing in big games. so far he's been a disappointment against decent sides, though been good against scrubs :coffee:


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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:22 am

Lex wrote:His finishes in the last few games have been sublime and with an air of élégance gracieuse, so where's the hubbub?

Has 13 goals and 9 assists to his name, thus far, and seems to have settled down nicely. Quite under-rated, really, in a world of plinthed scrubs like Dzeko, Balotelli and Welbeck

Majority of these have come when the game is already won or against 2nd division teams in the cups.....

Not hating or anything but the word stat padding applies to Giroud has his performances have been not as good as his stats suggest.

Besides 8 goals in 22 games in the league isn't exactly the great.
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Post by Lex Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:42 am

Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:Majority of these have come when the game is already won or against 2nd division teams in the cups.....
Scored the equalizer against West Ham in the 3-1 win away. Scored against Tottenham, too. And Newcastle :coffee: In other words, quite a few Premier League teams. Has one or two in the Champion's League as well, so this "only scores against scrubs" argument is quite weak

Also, since when does the timing of a goal take away from a player's quality? scratch
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Post by McAgger Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:48 am

Giroud is underrated by many on this forum. He's finally found his touch. I expect him finish among the top of the scoring charts in PL next season.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:50 am

Well against us it takes away quite a lot.....

He came on and scored in last 10 minutes when it was quite obvious our players were struggling to walk after playing 2 times in 3 days were you sat at home with you're feet up all week.

As i said a lot of goals have come when the game is over or against 2nd division teams not saying he's incapable but the fact he has 8 goals in 22 games says he is not consistent against anyone above average yet.
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Post by Lex Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:53 am

Whatever way you slice it, it's a far cry from the first two or three weeks when he was being written off and destroyed by everyone (here and in the media) because he hadn't scored

I'll take scoring against scrubs and 2nd division teams this season over not scoring at all

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Post by Lex Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:54 am

And Mole, Schalke, Montpellier, Tottenham and Newcastle aren't exactly sunday league scrubs

Sure he has a few goals against lower teams, but what's he supposed to do? Not score?
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:01 am

Giroud's PL record: Played 22 and scored in 5 of of those 22 games....

5 ! with the 4 teams being West Ham, Tottenham, Fulham and Newcastle.....

Just pointed out that his stats are nowhere near as impressive as they seem.

So he's scored against 4 different teams and we are in January which have combined for 8 goals.

Nothing to brag about really.

Oh and yes we have been playing like sunday league scrubs this season lol.
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Post by Lex Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:11 am

Never said his stats were great, just that the goals he's scored have been pretty impressive and crucial

Throw in the fact that he also has 9 assists as well, and I think he's not being given enough credit.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:14 am

Fair nuf Lex and for what its worth i like Giroud and hope he continues to improve for you i think i may have misunderstood what you're motive was.

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Post by Gil Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:41 am

He's as average as Ba, Defoe or Hernandez. Deal with it.
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